Civil War Battles and Virginia Generals. By Miss Oberlander. Fort Sumter The Civil War began in April 1861 when Confederate forces fired shots at the Union fort—Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Confederates won. . Robert E. Lee. Virginian
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By Miss Oberlander
“right hand man”
.—"Stonewall" Jackson won his nickname during the Battle of Manassas. He held his ground with his troops.
"Look at Jackson standing there like a stone wall,” General Bee who uttered these words, just before he fell, adding, "Rally on the Virginians."
Battle of FredericksburgGeneral Robert E. Lee, Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, defeated Union troops at Fredericksburg, Virginia 1862.
Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 1862: Robert E. Lee (South) vs. General Burnside (North). Burnside was trying to cross the Rappahannock River and get closer to capturing Richmond. Confederates won this battle. Union lost twice as many men as the Confederates.
Surrender at Appomattox (Virginia)The Civil War ended at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, where Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant in April 1865.
Who was the Confederate cavalry officer, who scouted out on spy missions and played an important role in the defeat of the Union at Fredericksburg?